Microsoft PixelSense Or Microsoft Surface ?

What is in name?

What's in a name? That which we call a rose

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Microsoft followed Shakespeare’s strategy.  Microsoft is good adding more confusion by changing the names/version number’s, adding more to confuse users.

Microsoft PixelSense:

Allows one-or more users to touch and real world objects

  • It is was called as interactive surface computing platform
  • Share digital content
  • Uses multitouch PC hardware, 360-degrees multiuser application design
  • This is SUR40 from Samsung
    MiniME and Healthcare
  • Windows software to create “natural user interface” (NUI) 
    •  Natural user interface (NUI) is a system for human-computer interaction that the user operates through intuitive actions related to natural, everyday human behavior. 

Hardware required:

  • It is based on using IR (infrared) sensors the visually sense what is happening around the touch surface. 
  • This enables the system to sense and be able to interact with nearly any real world object, not just conductive surfaces such as with capacitive touch sensing or physical pressure such as with resistive touch sensing. 
  • For example, there are sample applications of the Surface working with a real paint brush (without paint on it). The system is able to identify objects with identification markings, in the form of a pattern of small bumps, to track those objects and infer additional information about them that other touch sensing technologies currently cannot do.

Hope you got clarity here. The debate goes on with new names and all. Overall Microsoft has done great innovation in adding all the technologies and software.

Next article would have architecture details on the Surface/pixelsense. Please stay tuned.


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